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Butterfly Lavender - Lavandula stoechas var. pedonculata (latin)

Butterfly Lavender - Lavandula stoechas var. pedonculata
Geographic Origin: Iberian peninsula.
Adult size: Height up to 80 cm, width up to 60 cm.
Foliage: Evergreen.
Type of soil: Light, poor, not too much chalk and dry.
Hardiness: Hardy to -10°C.
Site: Full sun.
Butterfly Lavender - Lavandula stoechas var. pedonculata

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Characteristics and uses: The butterfly lavender has a compact form with very decorative grey green foliage. From April through to June it produces lovely blue violet flowers, which are topped with two larger lighter petals that look like lots of little butterflies.
These flowers are very scented and will fill your garden with a lovely perfume. They could equally be used in country bouquets or dried and used to fragrance your cupboards.

Other lavanders:
Common Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), Violet blue perfumed flowers in June and July. Height up to 60 cm, width up to 60 cm.
Lavander 'Grosso' (Lavandula intermedia 'Grosso'), more compact in form, it has ash green foliage. Height up to 70 cm, width up to 70 cm.
Lavander 'Rosea' (Lavandula angustifolia 'Rosea'), magnificent scented flowers in June and July. Its flowers are lilac pink in colour and it would be marvelous grown as a group. Height up to 60 cm, width up to 60 cm.

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